NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of people have marched in Tennessee cities to push for gun control and school safety as part of a national campaign sparked by the recent Florida school shooting.
Media reports say about 10,000 to 12,000 people gathered Saturday in downtown Nashville.
Nashville Mayor David Briley urged everyone 18 and up to vote. One of the marchers, Heather Larkin Vogler, says she wants her daughter and other children to be safe, as participants spoke out against gun violence.
In Memphis, about 1,500 people took to the streets in a march that went to the civil rights museum. Students led the way, yelling “enough is enough.” The event included voter registration efforts.
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In Chattanooga, at least 1,000 students and adults took part in a march that took them to the Hamilton County Courthouse.